Cross Country Wins NVL Championship

History was made on October 17 when Woodland Cross Country boys and girls teams won the NVL championship title.

Both the teams went through the regular season undefeated which helped to prepare for the championship race.

“We trained hard all season and we got to really put forth the effort at NVLs. The long distance runs and mile repeats really helped us in preparing for the season,” says sophomore, Jaden Young. “During the season, we had a strong pact and kept it throughout the races.”

Woodland girls defeated the four-year reigning NVL champions, Derby. Woodland girls had only 38 points, Derby with 61.

“I was so elated and shocked. I knew we could do it, but it didn’t feel real when it actually happened,” says junior, Diondra Owusu. “I was really happy and proud of all of our efforts.”

This season, it was Woodland boys cross country’s first time winning the NVL championship title. On the boy’s side, Woodland had 52 points, beating Watertown with 72 points.

“It felt amazing hearing the announcer say that Woodland was the championship winners, especially since this is the boy’s first time winning,” says senior, Nicholas Piscitelli. “Everyone was so pumped.”

Through all the hard work and training, the team’s dedication paid off as they both finished the season as NVL champions.